| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition—they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads.
So in honor of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:20 AM
STILLWATER, Minn. Chuck Logan is so elated that his novel "Homefront" has been made into a Hollywood movie, he lapses into action-flick lingo when talking about it.
"This movie just came along like a skyhook," he said, swiveling in a chair in his...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series
Sony Blu-ray, $299.99
Breaking Bad: The Final Season
Sony, $55.99; Blu-ray, $65.99
When the series debuted on AMC in January 2008, it didn't draw much notice or many viewers, but by the time the series finale...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The saga of Katniss Everdeen will bring the masses into its arena this weekend as "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" arrives in theaters, easily unseating "Thor: The Dark World" for the top box-office spot.
Lionsgate's "Hunger Games" sequel, which will...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:05 AM
Anyone who felt that the workmanlike adaptation of the first "Hunger Games" missed the bull's-eye, take heart. "Catching Fire" is the new "The Empire Strikes Back," a smashing sci-fi sequel that takes its blockbuster franchise into deeper, smarter, more...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:50 PM
This week's comprehensive study of how violent PG-13 films have become -- gunplay has tripled in such films in the last 30 years, and PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated releases -- did not single out specific films.
But in reviewing the...
| Nov 13, 2013
When director Alex Gibney was making an uplifting movie about Lance Armstrong’s 2009 comeback—before the confirmation of rumors about the champion cyclist’s doping and before Gibney remade the film into “The Armstrong Lie,”...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Sometimes, it’s OK to throw the same festival twice.
Dance-music fans scanning the lineup at Saturday’s Hard Day of the Dead festival at L.A. State Historic Park north of downtown might be forgiven for thinking they’d raved themselves...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"Much Ado About Nothing"
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
The degree to which viewers connect with Joss Whedon's modern-dress adaptation may depend on how familiar they are with Whedon's TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Dollhouse"...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Innovative director of
opera, film, theater
Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:52 AM
The color wasn’t finished. The visual effects were not complete. The score, temporary. Yet those details seemed to be of […]...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The insectoids aren't really buzzing this weekend.
After more than a decade of development and a cacophony of fan debate, "Ender's Game" arrived in theaters with a decent but hardly spectacular Friday. The Gavin Hood-directed futurist action movie...